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Grade 1-3 - The boy from Parts (1997) and More Parts (2001, both Dial) returns. Here, he is preparing to go to school. Each page features a phrase that includes an idiom, along with a humorous illustration of the child literally living up to that particular expression. For example, for "I lost my head," the headless youngster wanders around with arms outstretched looking for his missing body part, which is partially concealed behind a chair. Along the bottom of the page, his toys illustrate additional figures of speech ("It makes my head spin," "I laughed my head off," "My head is in the clouds"). Created with colored pencils and watercolor washes, the bright, manic artwork features pop-eyed characters drawn with a loose, squiggly line. The rhyming, which has always been a weak point in the books, is kept to a minimum while the chaos is kept at the previous high level. Arnold's art manages to keep the gross-out factor reasonable while producing plenty of laughs. Even libraries without the first two titles will find this a fun choice for sharing aloud and for tempting independent readers. - Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Tedd Arnold was born in Elmira, New York, and grew up in a family of six with three brothers. He and his wife, Carol, started their family in Tallahassee where Tedd worked as a commercial illustrator. Carol, a Kindergarten teacher, drew Tedd's attention to children's books. Their first son, Walter, inspired his breakthrough picture book, No Jumping on the Bed!. His second son, William, now stars in No More Water in the Tub!, a sequel to his first book. He has now published more than 30 books as author and illustrator. When not working on his books, Tedd's interests include tennis, sketching, reading, coin collecting, and the computer. Tedd Arnold returned to Elmira, New York, with his wife, Carol, two sons, Walter and William, two cats, Cody and Frankie, and one dog, Hershey.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (April 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142407143
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142407141
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in Elmira, New York, Tedd grew up in a family of six with three brothers. His family lived on a farm in Pennsylvania for several years then returned to Elmira until Tedd was ten years old. His father's work then required that they move to Gainesville, Florida. There, Tedd's first art lessons in an abandoned dentist's office over the Happy Hour pool hall eventually led to a fine arts degree from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Carol, started their family in Tallahassee where Tedd worked as a commercial illustrator. Carol, a Kindergarten teacher, drew Tedd's attention to children's books. Their first son, Walter, inspired his breakthrough picture book, No Jumping on the Bed!. His second son, William, now stars in No More Water in the Tub!, a sequel to his first book. He has now published more than 30 books as author and illustrator. When not working on his books, Tedd's interests include tennis, sketching, reading, coin collecting, and the computer."The inspiration to begin writing and illustrating for children came from my wife, Carol. As a kindergarten teacher, she collected picture books. I was attracted to their colorful pages and the way the words and pictures played with each other, much like the captioned cartoons I had drawn when I was young."Perhaps the biggest surprise of my career as an author is that I'm now going back to elementary school! Visiting young readers in classrooms and libraries is something I love. Kids keep me on my toes and they ask a lot of questions. The number one question seems to be, 'Where do you get your ideas?' It's also the hardest question to answer because every idea is different. Some ideas seem to pop out of thin air -- while I'm in the shower or walking the dog. Others come from reading or research. But most of my ideas come from my family and the things they do and say."For instance, one time when my first son, Walter, was five years old, I found him lying on the couch, looking pale as a ghost and clutching a Bible to his chest. He was praying! When I asked what was wrong, he wouldn't answer. In fact, he wouldn't even open his mouth. My wife, Carol, finally coaxed a response from him: he pointed inside his mouth. Carol exclaimed, 'You have a loose tooth!' Walter's eyes nearly popped out with fright. We quickly assured him that it was perfectly okay for his tooth to come loose and that a new one would replace it. But Carol and I looked at each other and realized that despite all our efforts to be good parents, we had somehow completely forgotten to warn Walter that teeth fall out! He had thought he was falling apart! I made a little note in my journal; then ten years later, I expanded that memory into my book Parts."Tedd Arnold lives in Elmira, New York, with his wife, Carol, two sons, Walter and William, two cats, Cody and Frankie, and one dog, Hershey.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JT VINE VOICE on November 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The original Parts was great and my youngster loved reading it over and over. Very funny story.

This third book in the series appears it has gotten to the stage where they are trying to "milk dollars out of the franchise". The style change is a unpleasant surprise and now it is simple one line idiom's which the child audience does not find entertaining. This is not a book I can read to my 4 year old at bedtime since there is only one sentence per page. While some people may find the idiom's interesting, because it is a different style I think they should not have been misleading and included it in the "Parts Franchise" that kids have come to expect as a good read for bedtime.

I feel like I wasted my $12 on this one...I wish I had looked at it at the bookstore instead of relying on the Parts franchise name and buying it sight unseen on Amazon.

- JC / San Jose, CA
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. French on January 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My boys (7 and 3) both love the 'Parts' and 'More Parts' books by Tedd Arnold, so we were very excited to find out that 'Even More Parts' had been published. Unfortunately, we were all a little disappointed in the third book. It is basically a collection of idioms with funny illustrations - "I laughed my head off.", "My eyes are glued to the television.", "Keep your nose out of other people's business.". Tedd Arnold's idea of illustrating idioms as a child would understand them is very funny, but 'Parts' and 'More Parts' were much more enjoyable.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. Eaton on September 23, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My 4 1/2 year old son and I loved the first two books in this series. I found the language in this book offensive and did not continue reading after the first 4 or 5 pages. If you prefer not to use the words stupid, crazy, and idiot in your household then this is not the book for you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Fox on February 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The 3rd book in his wildly funny series on body parts idioms, Even More Parts shows this author has never lost his ability to see things from the child's perspective, even if is macabre and a bit weird! The scene opens with our protagonist writing a "list of all the scary things" he's heard. This list is what the bulk of the book is constructed around: idioms on body parts, illustrated with crazy interpretations of them. For example, "I want all eyes on me" shows a teacher being pelleted with her classes' eyeballs. In the bottom margin of the pages are even more crazy interpretations of common idioms, in miniature. Altogether, this is a hysterically funny book, and is a great read-aloud for younger elementary classrooms and an engaging read-alone for older children. This might also be used for to stimulate student creativity in upper elementary and lower middle school art/anatomy/literature projects and is a wonderful introduction for kids on what idioms are.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is about a boy that jots down the things he hears.He is also losing parts.His toys and his cat get freaked out of him losing parts.

He starts out losing his head.Then changes his mind.Then the book goes on from head to toe.His toys are action figures.On one page it says I want all eyes on me. He is nervous that all of the children's eyes will be on the teacher. The author of this book is Ted Arnold.

If I were to recommend this book I would recomend the book to my little sister Gianna because I know she would love it because she would laugh at the funny pictures.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pattib51 on August 28, 2011
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I was very disappointed in this book. My granddaughter loves Parts and I thought this book and More Parts would be a wonderful addition. Boy was I wrong. There is no story to either one, and it is not interesting to any child I have shown it to. I am very sorry I purchased either one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ceresbear on January 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
We first found these books at the library. My 9-year-old grandson is mildly to moderately autistic, and any verbal communications that are not concrete and obvious are difficult, if not impossible, for him to understand. These books, however, have been a godsend which have greatly increased his knowledge and understanding of the many idioms we use every day without thinking about their actual meanings. The first book, "Parts," is more of a simple story introducing just a few idioms. The second book, "More Parts," adds a few more. The third book (this one), however, is more comprehensive and a little less light in its outlook - I think to target older children. Not only does it introduce a major idiom or two per page, but it also shows related idioms on the bottom of most pages, covering many more idioms than the other two books do. During my grandson's latest IEP meeting, the school psychologist was amazed at the many figures of speech that my grandson had understood when he had tested him, as it is very unusual for autistic children to test well in this area. I noted that we had been reading the "Parts" books to my grandson at home - at that, his speech teacher said that she often used them to help her students expand their knowledge of idioms as well.
These are great books to help children to understand sayings that we often take for granted. Be aware, however, if you have a young child, that we use sayings that could be translated in a rather gruesome way. For example, think about the saying, "I'm laughing my head off!" Does your head really fall off? What if it did? What if your child thought that was what was really meant? Be prepared to help your child understand what is really meant by sayings that you use but have never really thought about before. "Keep an open mind," don't "let your mind wander," and, whatever you do, make sure you never "Lose your marbles" - and you will thoroughly enjoy this trip down idiom lane. :-D
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